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Question about Indian Panchangam in Northern America

From: T R Govindarajan (
Date: Mon Nov 10 1997 - 12:11:53 PST

Dear Members of the Bhakthi group :

I have a question about the correctness of our Panchangam or almanac. Can we 
follow them in Northern America? The Samvatsaram in the north of Vindya mountain
is seven years different from that in the south of Vindya mountain. 

My understanding is that the
Panchangams (Vakya Panchangam, Kumbakonam-Madadathu panchangam, Arcot
Panchangam, Ananda Pothini or Srirangam Koil Panchangam) published in Tamil Naduare based on sunrise in Tanjore, Tamil Nadu. To follow them in Northern America
I usually recalculate time for thithi, masa sankramanam based on local sunrise.
time in U.S. Is that correct ?


Govindarajan dasan.